What Is It?
The Variable Cycle Advanced Technology (VCAT) Program will identify and mature critical, relevant variable/adaptive cycle turbine propulsion technology for future carrier-based TACAIR/ISR systems resulting in dramatic performance and capability improvements.
How Does It Work?
The VCAT Program is working with industry experts to conduct systems analyses and Navy-unique/important turbine engine technology development options for future naval aviation platform capability desires.
What Will It Accomplish?
Advancements in propulsion system technology are essential to meet desired Warfighter goals for future carrier-based TACAIR/ISR systems. Enhanced energy security for naval aviation and the Nation has been, and will continue to be, an important part of the VCAT Program’s vision for the future.